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this is bbc news. the headlines at 10pm. the prime minister warns that tax rises will be needed to pay for more funding for the nhs. 50 across the nation, taxpayers will have to contribute a bit more in a fair and balanced way to support the nhs we all use. donald trump says the united states will not be a migrant camp as he defends his policy on separating families at the border. the government has lost a vote in the house of lords over its brexit plans. peers backed a call to give parliament a bigger say in the event of a "no deal" departure from the eu. also coming up — victory in volgograd for england. two goals from captain harry kane see the side beat tunisia 2—1 in their first world cup game. and we meet the 10—year—old who's just become one of the country's youngest published authors. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. theresa may says tax rises will be needed to pay for an increase in the nhs's budget in england. the prime minister has promised an extra 20 billion pounds a year by 2023 for the health service, but she didn't say who would be required to pay more tax. labour claim the new funding plans lack credibility. the announcement means the rest of the uk will get extra funding, but it will be up to individual governments to decide how to spend it. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. as autographs go it is not
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a bad one to collect. shall i sign? yes. why not? 14—year—old jade's plaster cast as the prime minister's name and she has signed up to an enormous commitment of more taxpayer money year after year after yearfor the nhs. the nhs needs to be able to plan for the future with ambition and confidence. we cannot continue to put a sticking plaster on the nhs budget each year so we will do more than just simply give the nhs a one—off injection of cash. an extra 20 billion a year by 2023 after inflation, less than the historical average but more than recently. a huge sum but who will pay? are you telling working families to get ready to pay more tax? as a country we will need to contribute a bit more. taxpayers will need to contribute a bit more but we will do that in a fair and balanced way.
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the government claims some of the cash will come back from the eu, that is at best uncertain, at worst misleading, so expect extra national insurance or tax thresholds to be frozen. these plans for the nhs will be funded by increases in borrowing, the tories putting up borrowing and increases in taxation. now, what jeremy hunt, theresa may and chancellor have to do is level with the british people and tell us which taxes are going up. with patients and members of the public be willing to stump up? yes and no depending on whether it will actually go to the nhs. the fear is you will pay it and go somewhere else. if you ask that question to an able—bodied person and they are working i don't see their argument as to why they shouldn't pay. if you ask the lower class people and middle class they don't really own much to be given to supply their family as well as pay tax for the nhs at the same time. this is a big promise and a big change. until recently the prime minister
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said there was no magic money tree somewhere for health. well, she hasn't found it but the politics have moved and changed her mind. but vowing billions more is the comparatively easy part. deciding who will pay is much harder. and it's still to come. health bosses aren't even really sure if this post dated cheque will be enough but the government has made the promise before deciding who takes the strain. laura kuenssberg, bbc news. the money promised today may sound a lot but as one former nhs trust chairman and health policy analyst told me earlier, it's not nearly enough to sustain the kind of investment the health service needs. it is 3.4% and that is underneath the historical average ofjust on for % the historical average ofjust on for%and so the historical average ofjust on for % and so with prices going up and demand going up, i don't want to sound churlish but it is frankly simply not enough money. the prime
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minister today was also talking about improved services, cancer, mental health, innovations. we get all that, but the last time we had a sustainability fund and a transformation fund, we pinched all the money from the transformation fund and put it in the sustainability fund to keep the nhs going. it takes £2 billion a week to run the nhs. that's a lot of money. although in context what the prime minister said today it sounds like a lot of money, it really isn't. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at the later time of 11:30pm because of the world cup. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are the comment and features editor at cityam, rachel cunliffe and the political commentator, lance price. four people have been seriously injured in a shooting in sweden. it happened in the southern city of malmo.
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the motive for the shooting is unknown but police say there is no indication it was terror—related. england have begun their world cup with a win but they left it late in their opening game against tunisia. harry kane scored in a stoppage time to give england a 2—1 lead in the closing stages of the match and that was enough for gareth southgate‘s side. we'll get some reaction from russia in a moment but here's the goal that won it for england. is there something left? henderson at the head of the queue. trippier with the ball across, maguire went for it, and it is in from harry kane again! two goals for the captain. that could make a huge difference to the way this world cup goes for england. 0ur correspondent sarah rainsford
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was in volgograd, where england played this evening, and after the final whistle she sent us this. there was a huge roar of applause that came over the roof of the volgograd arena as that second and winning goal went in. huge relief as well for the england fans. there weren't that many of them inside the stadium. perhaps a couple of thousand at most. but they were making noise throughout this game, chanting and bouncing and singing, and no more than at the end when that goal went in in injury time. huge relief for england. the tunisian fans not so pleased. they hoped to hold it to a draw. they have been the ones in volgograd all day singing and celebrating throughout the day in the city itself. probably outnumbering the england supporters here in volgograd. this stadium is around about 16,000 capacity and it was fairly full today. there weren't that many empty seats,
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which is what some people have been worried about, because many england fans had been worried about coming to volgograd. it's a long way but also that violence two years ago at the euros in france. the atmosphere here has been great, very peaceful, very calm. people celebrating in the city and in the stadium tonight. and now there is this sea of fans leaving the stadium. for england, celebrating. for tunisia, they didn't quite pull it off. donald trump has said the us will not be a refugee camp, amid fresh criticism of the us policy of separating migrant families at the border. some 2,000 children, as young as two years old, have been split from their parents as they tried to cross into the country illegally. these are the latest pictures from a migration centre in texas. they are the result of a white house policy to try to deter illegal immigration. it's a policy known as zero—tolerance. the president says the policy is horrible and tough
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but accused the democrats of obstructing his efforts at reform. we could have something done very quickly. good for the children, good for the country, good for the world. it could take place quickly. we could have an immigration bill, we could have child separation... we're stuck with these horrible laws, they are horrible laws. what's happening is so sad, is so sad. it can be taken care of quickly, beautifully and we'll have safety. this could really be something very special, it could be something maybe even for the world to watch, just like they're watching our great economy, how it is soaring, they could watch this. we have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. nobody has such sad, such bad, and actually, in many cases,
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such horrible and tough. we see about child separation, what's going on there, butjust remember, a country without borders is not a country at all. 0ur north america correspondent, peter bowes, explained to me a little earlier how the us immigration policy works in practice. well, we are hearing this phrase zero tolerance and a policy that has been implemented to the letter over the last couple of months, zero tolerance applies to the people coming into this country illegally, across the border. their policy now is to arrest everyone, to send them to jail pending a court appearance. previously those people might have been charged with a lesser offence, perhaps a warning, turned around and deported back to mexico, but those people are now been sent to jail. if they have children with them, the zero tolerance policy involves
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those children being sent to these detention areas, these refugee camps as they are being described now. a tent has been erected in texas very close to the mexico border, separated from their parents. this is something the trump administration has done over the past couple of months. nothing to do with the democrats. and in terms of the impact, there is political controversy about the effect on children in this particular case and some suggestion that the president might be finding things a little uncomfortable in the white house from his family members over this decision. what has the public reaction been? there has been a lot of negative reaction to this. melania trump has been writing about this, saying that she objects to it. we have heard from laura bush, the former first lady, in quite strong terms saying the onus is on the trump administration to stop this, and the general reaction as well across—the—board, internationally as well, has been extremely negative
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and the images that are coming out of these tents and these camps in texas are just appalling to so many people. very, very young children being taken away from their parents with the potential of being in these camps for many weeks to come while the legal process against their parents takes its course. at the same time, president trump has said the german public are turning against their leader over immigration. on twitter, mr trump said, "crime in germany is way up", and that europe made a mistake in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture. in berlin, the german interior minister has given chancellor merkel until the end of the month to engineer a european deal on immigration, before he begins turning away migrants at the border. the government has lost a crucial vote in the house of lords over its brexit plans.
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peers backed a call to give parliament a bigger say in the event that there is so—called "no deal" departure from the eu. the proposals will go back to the commons on wednesday. here's the vote earlier. there have voted, contents 354, not content 235, so the contents have it. the conservative mp and chair of the pro—brexit european research group of mps, jacob rees—mogg, has this evening warned that the lords may be exceeding it's constitutional role in passing the amendment. he argued that it would be exceeding
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parliament's constitutional he argued that it would be exceeding pa rliament‘s constitutional role he argued that it would be exceeding parliament's constitutional role if it did so. i think the house of lords of all places is being really cavalier in its approach to the constitution. in the early stages, it ignored the constitutional conventions in a number of the amendments. not all the amendments. and tonight it has decided that it will once again ignore a constitutional convention on the separation of powers. i don't think that in the long—term interests of the house of lords. the canadian parliament has passed a bill allowing for legalised marijuana, allowing people to take the drug recreationally. it means canada is set to become the first g7 country to legalise cannabis. medicinal marijuana has already been available in the country for seventeen years in the country for 17 years the government has confirmed that it will introduce a bill to make so—called "upskirting" a criminal offence. there was criticism when the conservative mp,
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sir christopher chope, blocked a private members bill on friday seeking to outlaw the practise. mr chope says he had objected due to his long—standing concerns that the procedure can lack proper scrutiny. an earthquake in the western japanese city of osaka has killed three people. one of those who died was a nine—year—old girl who was trapped under a collapsed wall. the magnitude 6.1 quake struck during the morning rush hour and left tens of thousands of homes without power. now, most children like a good bedtime story, but ten year old frasier cox from brighton has written one of his own and it's won him a national competition. he's become one of the country's youngest published authors for his book which is about a friendship between two boys, one of which is a refugee. charlie rose reports. the winner of the competition is fraser.


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